July 2020

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 8

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Wednesday July 8 that are worth another look.

South African trucking slow to resume after protests add to producers' woes

Road freight in South Africa has been slow to return to normal operations following demonstrations on Tuesday July 7 in which vehicles were set alight and drivers threatened, adding to the Covid-19-related problems that have affected the country’s logistics.

WEBINAR: China’s rebar consumption recovery ‘extraordinary’; bright spots remain for stainless steel – panel

The recovery in Chinese steel consumption, especially that for rebar, has been “extraordinary”, while the downturn in the automotive sector may not necessarily mean stainless steel demand will decline this year, delegates heard at Fastmarkets’ Covid-19 and Asian ferro-alloys markets webinar on Tuesday June 30.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from July 7

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Tuesday July 7 that are worth another look.

NEWSBREAK: Demonstrations halt road transportation in South Africa

Protests on Tuesday July 7 have halted road freight transportation in South Africa.

China’s UG2 chrome ore, ferro-chrome markets drift on lower July tenders

The UG2 chrome ore, charge chrome and Chinese domestic spot ferro-chrome markets all drifted lower in the week to Friday July 3 on weakening sentiment after the main Chinese stainless steel mills lowered their tender prices for July.

WEBINAR: Chrome ore most vulnerable to supply disruption during 2020-2021 – poll

Chrome ore is the raw material in ferro-alloy production that is most likely to be subject to supply disruptions during 2020-2021, according to a poll conducted during Fastmarkets’ webinar on Covid-19 and Asian ferro-alloy markets on Tuesday June 30.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: Europe high-carbon FeCr prices plunge on weak demand

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States during the week ending Friday July 3.

China’s chrome ore, ferro-chrome imports slump in May amid disruptions to South African supply

China recorded a significant drop in its imports of chrome ore and ferro-chrome in May, with the decline primarily driven by reduced volumes from South Africa.

GLOBAL CHROME SNAPSHOT: UG2 index slides again on lack of buying interest [CORRECTED]

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia, Europe and the United States during the week ending Friday June 26.